• On Sep 22, 2018
    Shana from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning our Disney vacation for next Christmas. We have 3 children who will be 7, 3 and 18 months at the time. We are having a hard time deciding between Port Orleans French Quarter and Port orleans Riverside. Which would you recommend?

    Hi, there!

     Shana, I'm so excited to hear you're planning a holiday visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. How very merry!

     My family adores both Port Orleans Resort hotels. They offer many shared amenities, convenient ferryboat access to Disney Springs, and loads of sweet Southern charm. While I prefer Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter for its small size, cobblestone streets, and gas-lit lamps, my kids would choose Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. They especially love the buildings in Alligator Bayou, themed to one of their favorite Disney films, The Princess and the Frog. As a family of five, the rooms in this section are a great fit for us because they feature a kid-sized pull-down bed in addition to two queen-sized beds. Not only is this additional bed convenient, it's also super cute with the most precious backdrop of Louis, Tiana, and Naveen peacefully floating down the bayou under a firefly-lit sky. My boys loved this bed so much during our last stay that they had to alternate who slept in it each night! The great news is, no matter which Port Orleans Resort hotel you choose, you're sure to have a magical stay. 

     If you have any other questions about traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort with little ones, please let me know. From strollers to Character Dining Experiences, and kid-friendly itineraries to Baby Care Centers, I've got lots of tips and advice that I'd love to share with you!

     Thanks for stopping by, Shana!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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